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RATINGS: 3312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2012 vintage in six packs. Poured a red coppery color with a nice frothy head that persisted. About two fingers down to a quarter inch or so. Liked the color...pretty looking beer. Aroma was like the pine forest. Very resinous, a bit of grapefruit in the way of citrus. Flavor followed along. Hops forward with pine resin and a bit of bitterness, but not overwhelming. A touch of grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Hard time finding the malt under the hoppiness. there was sweetness present. Enjoyed the green notes of the fresh hops. i would think this would be great on draft. A little coating, but not cloying. So overall an enjoyable beer that was good choice to share with friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (542) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a clear light copper with 2 finger light yellow head. Head is fairly resilient and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Lots of hops on the nose and the palate. There’s some nice caramel notes underneath, but not being a hop head, it’s a bit over the top hop wise for me (and very one note hop).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Vino Wines. Clear amber body with a thick off-white head. Steady carbonation. Lacing coats the full glass. Aroma of hop resin, pine and blood orange. Flavour of honey, cedar and freshly rubbed American hops. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. A hoppy, easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (101) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Pours copper with a medium, short lived head. Aroma of pine. Taste of sticky pine with a bitter body. OK but not their best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (160) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pour is dark clear amber with a thick of white head. Nose is citrus and a bit spicy. A lot more taste than expected after the nose. Fresh intense citrus and floral hop flavors. Very fruity. The malty sweetness kicks in in the middle and gets overwhelmed by a long medium to high pine bitterness with a touch of roasted malt. Excellent IPA with lots of fresh hop flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2041) - WALES - DEC 20, 2014
355ml bottle from Wholefoods. 2014 release BB Oct 2015. Hazy orange amber, sparkling, big foamy head with craters, some thin lacing. Aroma is rubbery, lightly floral, leaves. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is dry caramel and burnt toffee, slightly metallic, assertive bitterness and astringent hop character. Overall, it leaves a ’soapy’ impression. Decent enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (490) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Orange with good white head. Pungent pine and citrus hop aroma with a rich malty sweetness. What can I say, the description is accurate. Solid taste of fresh hops and rich toasted malt. Well balanced. Hops leave a pleasant coating on tongue. Lingering toasted malt flavor. Super good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (614) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Appearance is small white head and deep amber. Aroma is a mix. Taste is bitter hops with a nice balance of sweetness and spice. Overall a good IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (398) - Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Hazy copper color with tan head. Aroma of musty bitter oranges. Taste; bitter orange peel and malty mouth feel (not much malt flavor though). It grows on you as it warms up, if its too cold it has a character reminiscent of dish soap, as it warms up it is more of a wintery, boozy IPA. The aroma never improves though... perhaps best consumed from the bottle directly. For the price (<$15 per 12-pack).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chuckstout (270) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Clear Orange/red with dense off white head. This one didn’t travel very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonusWagner (1624) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Sweet and soapy. Citrusy hops but a bit like dishwasher orange soap stuff.

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